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Thursday, August 06, 2020

Framed for You, Here's a Card, Thank You Card, 2020-2021 Stampin' Up! Catalog

My third day of trying to get my posts to look like "normal" using the new Blogger updated program.  Thank you for being patient with me as I muddle through this.  I can deal with subtle changes but not large ones and many all at once!  So here's my card for today.

My card was made using the new "Framed for You" stamp set.  My set is VERY special.  The lady that designed the set is the demonstrator Terri Gaines and I am SO fortunate enough to know her. She was able to design the set because she reached $1,000,000 in sales. It's one of the bonuses you get when your sales reach the million mark.  So my set is special because she autographed it.  But I had to make the card, so here it is.

The base of my card is a folded half-sheet of Whisper White card stock.  I cut the card in half on the 8-1/2" side.  Then scored the piece on the long side at 5-1/2". I always have to stop and think about the scoring because it's not how I usually make a card.  My card opens on the bottom and the fold is on the top.

I cut a 4" x -1/4" piece of Smoky Slate card stock to use for the layer.  And the top Whisper White piece was cut 3-7/8" x 5-1/8".  

First I stamped the cute little flower from the "Framed for You" set using Daffodil Delight ink.  I fussy cut it out.  Then I set it on top of the Whisper White piece to see where center would be and where I needed the greens to stem from.  I made a light pencil dot so I knew where center basically was.

I stamped the greens using the Granny Apple Green ink.

I stamped six flowers using Highland Heather ink.  I fussy cut each one out.  And yes, I was in a good mood, that's why there was so much fussy cutting.  Plus this set didn't have a matching dies.  But the frame can be die cut using the square dies, so it kind of does.  Anyway, after fussy cutting the flowers I added a Dimensional to the back of each little flower and the back of the daisy.  I set them on top of the card but didn't affix them. I was using them to see where the words were going to go.

The words are from the "Here's a Card" set and I stamped them using Smoky Slate ink.  

I took some retired ribbon and made a bow.

The flowers were set in place on the card and then the bow was added using a glue dot.

I colored 6 small pearls using the dark Blends Pen and I set them in place on the Highland Heather flowers.  I set a plain one on the daisy.  And the card was done.

This was a fun card to make and I do like how it turned out.  To mail it, I will place a piece of the shirt board (from 12" x 12" card stock or from a cereal box if I don't have any shirt board) on top of the card so it's smooth and will go though the post office machines easily.  

Thank you SO much for taking the time to stop by today,
Wanda

Wednesday, August 05, 2020

Good Morning Magnolia, Thinking of You Card

I'm going to do my typing before I add the photo and see what I get today.  Apparently there are still some bugs that Blogger needs to work out for his to run smoothly.  I read that by adding some code you can get the words to wrap around the photo.  Okay. I will deal with code later. I'm not all that familiar with code and where it insert it.  I know the code, just not were it needs to go.  Wake up, that stuff is boring!! LOL

My card today is from the "Good Morning Magnolia" set.  It's such a fun and versatile set.  I have played with it some but not as much as I would have liked to.

The base of my card is a folded half-sheet of Whisper White card stock.  This card opens on the right and the fold is on the left.

A 4" x 5-1/4" piece of Whisper White card stock was cut for the focal piece.


I also cut another one from some retired card stock to make a template.  The circle is 2-1/8" and I tried to center it as much as possible on the retired card stock piece.  I die cut it out and used a post it note to hold it to the Whisper White piece.

I sponged on some Daffodil Delight ink and then some Crushed Curry ink.  Now I had forgotten that when you are sponging, the area will be much darker than you think. It was, but it's okay I still like it, it makes the flower pop.

The flower is from the "Good Morning Magnolia" set. I stamped it using black Memento ink. Then I colored it in using both light and dark Petal Pink Blends pens.  The greens were colored in using both light and dark Granny Apple Green Blends pens.  Then I die cut the piece. I used to die cut it after stamping it but I'd end up ruining it in the coloring and have to do it all again, so I just color first and then cut it out if it's good.  I find I don't make as many mistakes if I color first and then cut.  It must be something psychological!  LOL  

The words are from the "Good Morning Magnolia" set too. I stamped them using black Memento ink.

I set the Whisper White piece in place with Dimensionals and then I set the flower in place with Dimensionals and the card was done.

It's a very quick and easy card to make and it's versatile. This can be used for a birthday, get well, thinking of you, and even Mother's Day!

Thank you SO much for taking the time to visit today,
Wanda

Shhhh.  I got it to look like it should. I don't know what happened but I'm not touching it.  Shutting it down and walking away!!! LOL

Tuesday, August 04, 2020

Under My Umbrella, Friendship Card, 2020-2021 Stampin' Up! Catalog

I'm trying my hardest to work with this new layout for posting a card. UGH. I do NOT like change.  And right now with all that is going on in the world, I don't need anything new to try to deal with. But here I am muddling through this and hopefully it will work. I normally put my photo on here first and then type the words.  I added the photo and then started typing the words but they were blue with a line underneath that looked like it was a hyper link.  So I removed the photo and I'll do my words first and see where the photo lands when I'm done.  I'm crossing my fingers (which makes it kind of hard to type! LOL)

I found this card here on Pinterest but the link didn't take me anywhere, so I had to guess at colors and sizes.

The base of the card is a folded half-sheet of Whisper White card stock.  I ran the front of the card through the Big Shot using the brick wall embossing folder. I'm not sure if that's the name of the folder. I left my catalog upstairs and I'm not going up to get it.  When I go upstairs I'm grabbing my purse had heading to McDonald's to get a coke because I have a shot of (earned) rum waiting for me!!! LOL

I cut a piece of some retired Poppy Parade Designer Series Paper (DSP) that was from the 6" x 6" color collection paper packs.  There's different designs in the new packs for 2020-2021.    I cut this piece 4-1/4" x 1-1/2".  I taped it to the bottom of the front of the card.  

Then I die cut the two Basic Black strips using the "Ornate Borders" dies.  I set them aside.  I also punched out the umbrella handle.  I cut a piece of Whisper White card stock that measured 4-1/4" x 1-1/2" and I stamped the flowers from the "Under My Umbrella" set using black Memento ink.  I colored them using both light and dark Poppy Parade, Pool Party, and Bermuda Bay Blends Pens. I used the dark Daffodil Delight Blends pen for the flower centers. I added tape to the back of this piece on the edges and set the black die cut strips in place on the top and bottom. I trimmed the side edges.  I taped this strip in place on the front of the card using snail tape. I placed it on the front of the card 1-3/8" up from the bottom edge of the card.  

I stamped the boots, more flowers, one large and one small, and the umbrella.  I colored them in using the same Blends pens.  For the umbrella and the boots I added some black dots using a fine point Sharpie marker.  I did this after the pieces sat for a bit to allow the alcohol to evaporate. If you do it too soon the black dots will bleed.  

I die cut the second largest stitched circle and stamped the words from the "Under My Umbrella" set using black Memento ink.  I set the umbrella piece on the circle using Dimensionals.  Then I slipped the handle under the Dimensional before I pressed it in place.  I added the small flower to the top with a dot of white glue and the flower on the circle was set in place with a Dimensional. The entire circle was set in place using Dimensionals.

The boots were added using Dimensionals.

I tied a black bow and set that in place under the boots area using a glue dot.

I had some Pool Party epoxy dots and I stuck them in place on the bottom right side.

This was a fun card to make. A little fussy cutting.  More if you don't have the umbrella punch.  I have played with this set a lot and still find it a fun one to have. It's great for several occasions too!

I added the photo and it landed at the bottom. I tried to get it up at the top right where I usually place my photos but the program just wouldn't let me. I'm hoping it's just a bug in their software.  But I'm sure I will get it all figured out just in time for them to change things again. UGH!!!

Thank you SO much for taking the time to stop by today,
Wanda

Monday, August 03, 2020

Good Morning Magnolia, Painted Labels, Thinking of You Card

I sure have made use of the five 2-1/2" x 4" card stock samples of the 2020-2022 in colors.  I have a half  a piece of the Cinnamon Cider color left.  I have never used those little card stock samples before and I've received many of them over the years.

Today's card was a fun one to make. It's quick and simple too.

The base of my card is a folded half-sheet of Crushed Curry.  I didn't have the new Bumblebee color (yet).  The piece was folded in half. The card opens at the bottom and the fold is at the top.  

I cut a 5-1/4" x 4" piece of the "Flowers for Every Season" 6" x 6" card stock pack.  I was looking at this piece and thinking how busy it was.  But used on a card this way took some of the business out of it.  When I cut the piece, I cut the 5-1/4" piece first and was left with the 3/4" strip that I turned over and used on the center of the card. I taped that strip in place and trimmed the end.

The "Painted Labels" die was used to make the swirly image. I die cut using Crushed Curry card stock. 

The words are from the "Good Morning Magnolia" and were stamped on a scrap piece of Whisper White card stock using black Memento ink.  I set the words in place using Dimensionals and then the entire piece was just taped on top of the front of the card.

I punched out two medium daisies from Whisper White card stock. They were glued together in the center. I took a retired faceted gem and stuck it to the center of the flower. I'm determined to use these up!!!  The flower was then set in place with a Dimensional.

A "Polka Dot Tulle" bow was tied and set in place with a glue dot. And for the final touch, a 4" x 5-1/4" piece of Whisper White was added to the inside.  

I was thrilled at the look.  It's not busy, it's  bright and cheery.  

Thank you SO much for taking the time to stop by today,
Wanda

Sunday, August 02, 2020

Gorgeous Posies, Painted Labels, Get Well Card, 2020-2021 Stampin' Up! Catalog

The card I found today is a super easy one and there's a video!  You can see it here. It's easy to play along but if you just look at the card, you really don't need the video.

The base of the card is a folded half-sheet of Highland Heather card stock.  The card opens on the right and the fold is on the left.

The original card uses the new Misty Moonlight card stock and ink.  I didn't have any card stock and all I have is a Stampin' Spot for my ink. It came in my May 2020 Paper Pumpkin kit.  So I did use the ink and for the card stock I used Night of Navy. I believe I just snuck by doing that. I have on my wish list a variety pack of the in colors. 

I cut the Night of Navy piece 4" x 5-1/4" and then I die cut the spiral piece from the "Painted Labels" dies.  I cut it from the center of the 4" x 5-1/4" piece.  No one will ever see that piece has a hole in the middle.  Many times when I need to die cut something I will take a 1/4 sheet of card stock and die cut it in the middle and put it back in with the rest of the pack of card stock.  It's not scrap, it will eventually be used and hidden!  I have a lot less scrap doing this.

The Whisper White piece here was cut 5-1/8" x 3-7/8" because I used Night of Navy and I didn't want a lot of it showing so it would blend with the Misty Moonlight ink. I know, I could have used Night of Navy ink but I liked how the Highland Heather and Misty Moonlight ink paired.  I stamped the flowers from the "Gorgeous Posies" set using Highland Heather ink. Some I stamped off once to give it some depth.  When stamping the flower centers I stamped off once there too.  That piece was taped to the Night of Navy piece and a piece of Polka Dot Tulle ribbon was taped to the backside before it was all taped to the card base.

The words are from the "Gorgeous Posies" set and they were stamped on a scrap piece of Whisper White using Highland Heather ink.  They were die cut using the third smallest circle die and the Highland Heather scalloped circle was die cut using the third smallest scalloped circle.  These two were taped together and set on top of the swirl piece using Dimensionals.  

The swirl piece was set in place using snail tape.  Then a bow was tied using the "Polka Dot Tulle" ribbon. It was set in place using glue dots.

The inside of the card is a piece of Whisper White that was stamped with a few flowers like they did in the video. I usually don't stamp on the inside of cards but this was quick, easy, and pretty.  And that was it.  

This was a very quick and easy card to make and very pretty too. I liked this set the minute I saw it and I plan on using it a bit more in the near future.  It can be used for birthdays, thinking of you, and Mother's Day too!

Thank you SO much for taking the time to stop by today,
Wanda

Saturday, August 01, 2020

August 1, 2020, Vintage Jewelry

I can not believe it's the first of August!  This year is flying by. I spent my day with the granddaughters and I'm exhausted.  Plus I sewed them each a new mask.  The 7 year old wanted a celestial one and the 5 year old wanted an Elsa (from Frozen) one.  Children's masks are pretty quick to whip up and I only made them one each.  But it was still exhausted.  We had a late dinner and I decided that today I was not going to post a So I'm going to take a day off.

But I am going to share with you something I had been working on in between all the other projects I have going on.  I got this at an estate sale.  I cleaned it up and removed all the old rhinestones and replaced them with Swarovski crystals.  I'm still trying to figure out what it is. Is it for your hair or for a scarf around your neck?  Once I figure out what it is I think I will be putting it in my web store.  Anyway, this is what I have for you today. Come back tomorrow for a card.  I'm on a short break!

Thank you for understanding and stopping by,
Wanda

Friday, July 31, 2020

Dandelion Wishes, Many Layers Blossoms, Wedding Card, 2020-2021 Stampin' Up! Catalog

While I was looking at some cards on the internet I ran across one "similar" to this one. I say "similar" because I changed it up a bit.  When I saw the card on the internet I thought it would make a great wedding card if I made a few little changes.  I think it worked out!! You can see the original card here.  

The base of the card is a half-sheet of Whisper White card stock. I cut the card stock on the 8-1/2" side so the card measures 4-1/4" x 11" before folding in half.  The card is folded at the top and opens at the bottom.

I die cut the pieces from the "Many Layers Blossoms" dies.  I did used the double sided sticky sheet on the card stock before I die cut all the flower pieces.  I set the flower dies on the piece and cut them all at once. 

I cut the top part of the flower off. It's hard to measure but if you take the tip of that bottom leaf on the right corner, it's 4" up where the cut off part began.  I didn't cut it straight but the ribbon hides your mistakes. Ya gotta love that!!  I set that large flower image in place by removing the protective backing and pressing it down on the front of the card.

Then I took some ribbon, mine is retired.  I wrapped it around the card and the ends met in front where the words would go. I taped the ribbon ends in place. The ribbon starts at 1-1/4" from the top of the card. 

I stamped the words from the "Dandelion Wishes" set using Smoky Slate ink. I thought that ink looked close to silver.  I didn't want to emboss the words with silver embossing powder. I'm lazy.  Though it would look pretty.  The words were die cut using the second largest "Stitched Circle" dies.  I added Dimensionals to the back and set it aside.

I took some silver thread and wound it around my fingers and taped it to the spot where the words would be.  Then I set the words in place on top of the thread and ribbon.

The smaller flowers were added. One of the flowers were put together using the thin piece on top of it's matching thick piece.  They were just set on the card using the sticky backing from the double sided sticky paper they were cut from.

A bow was tied and glue dots were used to hold it in place on the side of the circle.

A few pearl were added and the card was done.

I REALLY like how it turned out and would make this card again if I need a quick wedding card.

Thank you ever SO much for taking the time to stop by today,
Wanda

Thursday, July 30, 2020

Basket of Blooms, Peaceful Moments, Birthday or Wedding Card, 2020-2021 Stampin' Up! Catalog

Today I found this pretty card on Pinterest.  I didn't have some of the elements but I managed to make it as best as I could. You can see the original card here.  

The base of the card is a folded half-sheet of Whisper White card stock. On top of that is a 4" x 5-1/4" piece of Melon Mambo. Then a 3-7/8" x 5-1/8" piece of the Designer Series Paper (DSP) from the "Flowers for Every Season" 6" x 6" pack. On the original card, the striped on the DSP were horizontal, here I had them vertical so it is not as colorful as the original card.  I was thrilled that I had a piece big enough and I didn't think about the orientation.  But it's still pretty.

I stamped the flower pot from the "Basket of Blooms" set on Whisper White card stock and I stamped one on a scrap piece of copier paper.  I cut out the copier paper one.  I colored it in using the light and dark Soft Suede Blends pens.

I set the copier paper flower pot over the colored flower pot and then I stamped the leaves using black Memento ink. I used the image that had a bunch of leaves on it.  I stamped it on the left side, kind of tall.  And I stamped on the right side but lower and a bit more tilted to the right.  Then I stamped the leaf with lots of veins.  I also stamped one more of that leaf on a piece of Whisper White card stock.  I stamped 5 of the other veined leaf image on the same Whisper White piece of card stock.  I fussy cut all of those leaves out.

I stamped the flowers from the same set using black Memento ink. I took the "Small Blooms" punch and punched them out. I colored them using the light Melon Mambo Blends pen.

I stamped the words from the "Peaceful Moments" set using black Memento ink.  Then I cut the piece out using the second largest stitched rectangle die.  

I taped the striped DSP to the Melon Mambo card stock and wrapped a Daffodil Delight ribbon around the card and taped the edges on the back. I tied a bow and set it aside.  

I set the Whisper White rectangle piece in place using Dimensionals.  

The leaves were taped in place and then the flowers were set in place using Dimensionals.  I had some Daffodil Delight epoxy resin dots so I place them on the center of each flower.  

The bow was set in place using glue dots and the card was done.

This was a fun card to make. I didn't have the in colors so I used what I had and I made it work!

Thank you SO much for taking the time to stop by,
Wanda

Wednesday, July 29, 2020

Gorgeous Posies, Here's a Card, Congratulations Card, 2020-2021 Stampin' Up! Catalog

I am behind on my card making and I actually needed a card. I forgot about needing a graduation card.  

The base of my card is a folded half-sheet of Pool Party. My card opens on the bottom and the fold is at the top.  

I cut a 2-3/4" x 4-7/8" piece of Whisper White card stock.  I stamped the flowers from the "Gorgeous Posies" set using Pool Party ink.  I cut a mask and used it to cover the flowers so I could stamp the leaves.  The leaves were stamped using Granny Apple green for the base of the leaves and the veins were stamped using Pear Pizzazz ink.  I didn't get the veins lined up right.  They curve is supposed to be along the open white spaces.  I need to practice with that set more. It's harder to line things up when you use the red rubber stamps.  I SO prefer the clear stamps.  The center of the flowers were done by inking up a dauber sponge with Gray Granite ink and giving it a twist at the center of the flower.

Next I cut a 3" x 5-1/8" piece of Gray Granite. I clipped the Whisper White piece to look like a ribbon end and then I taped it to the Gray Granite piece and then cut the end of that one too.

I tied a ribbon around the two pieces.  Well, I didn't actually tie it. I cut a piece of ribbon to 4-1/2" long and I taped the ends on the backside of the layers.  I slipped the ribbon, still on the spool, and tied a knot and then I cut the ribbon.  I taped the piece to the front of the card.

The words are from the "Here's a Card" set.  I stamped them using Gray Granite ink.  A 4" x 5-1/4" piece of Whisper White card stock was added to the inside of the card and the card was done.

This was a fun card to make and I think I would LOVE to play with those flowers in another color.

Thank you SO much for taking the time to stop by today,
Wanda

Tuesday, July 28, 2020

Dandelion Wishes, Stitched Nested Labels, Stitched Triangles Dies, Get Well Card

Still working on some fun, bright, and cheery get well cards.  I have decided that I am going to order the variety pack of the new in colors because this whole 6" x 6" package of "Flowers for Every Season" Designer Series Paper" (DSP) is mostly printed in the new colors. I have been able to work other colors with them but it would be easier to have the colors.  

The base of today's card is a folded half-sheet of Whisper White card stock.

I cut a 2" x 5-1/4" piece of Daffodil Delight card stock and a 1-7/8" x 5-1/8" piece of the DSP.  I taped those two layers together after I punched a 3/8" circle from the middle of it.  Set this aside you will be using it later.  Then I taped those two layers to the left side of the card.

I die cut the triangle from a piece of Daffodil Delight card stock.  You could cut the 3/8" circle from this piece if you forgot to do it from the strip. 

Blushing Bride card stock was used to make the flower. I punched two pieces using the "Medium Daisy" punch.  I glued the two pieces together and then I glued the Daffodil Delight circle to the center.  

I took my final scrap piece of the new Just Jade card stock and punched out the leaves using the "Sprig" punch. I added some snail tape to the back of the card and then stuck the sprigs to it.  I put a Dimensional on the back and set the flower aside.

The words are from the "Dandelion Wishes" set. I stamped them using the Misty Moonlight ink I had received in my May 2020 Paper Pumpkin kit.  I die cut them using the "Stitched Nested Labels" die.  When I cut my piece, I made sure the words were at the bottom.  You can switch it up and add the words to the top part if you like.  I taped the piece to the Daffodil Delight triangle.  I just matched the top and bottom tips and then the two left side tips.  I set this piece in place on top of the card, trying to center it as much as possible.

I added the flower to the stamped Whisper White piece and the card was done.

This card is far from where it started in my head but this time it turned out better than what I was originally trying for!  Happy mistakes?

Thank you SO very much for taking the time to stop by today,
Wanda

Monday, July 27, 2020

World of Good, Sailing Home, Blossoms in Bloom, Masculine Birthday Card

I purchased the "World of Good" Designer Series Paper (DSP) to use with the "Sailing Home" set. I know there was a new set to go with the new paper but the "Sailing Home" was still current so I thought I would play with it some more and get my "monies worth out" of it!  I bought this set as a bundle so I have the matching dies. I didn't use those here today.  

The base of my card is a folded half-sheet of Night of Navy card stock.  I cut a 4" x 5-1/4" piece of the DSP from the "World of Good" 12" x 12" package.  When I cut my DSP, I cut a 4" strip from the 12" x 12" sheet.  After cutting 5-1/4" off I cut a 3" piece.  I placed the tip of that 3" piece to the center of the card front and lined up the other corner tip to the top right side.  I marked the top edge and the side edge and cut those two to fit.  I taped that piece in place.

I stamped the sail boat from the "Sailing Home" set using Night of Navy ink on Very Vanilla card stock.  I die cut it with the second largest Stitched circle die.  I cut a gold foil circle that was a little bit larger than the stitched circle.  I should have used copper foil paper, I was once again not paying attention to my papers. UGH.  But no one will really notice, it blends well.  The gold reflects so much that it makes the copper lines look gold.  No one will be the wiser.  I taped those two pieces together and added Dimensionals to the back. I set it on top of the card but didn't set it in place. I needed to know where the words were to go.

The words are from the "Blossoms in Bloom" set. I stamped them using Night of Navy ink.  I was looking for some words that weren't too frilly looking.  These were perfect.

I added a 4" x 5-1/4" piece of Very Vanilla card stock on the inside and the card was done.  

This was a fun and easy card to make.  I don't have enough masculine cards in my stash. I need to make a few more.  This would also work as a Father's Day card, masculine Get Well card, and even a masculine Sympathy card.

Thank you SO very much for taking the time to stop by today,
Wanda

Sunday, July 26, 2020

Framed For You, Blossoms in Bloom, Thinking of You Card, 2020-2021 Stampin' Up! Catalog

I was looking for some Designer Series Paper (DSP) that was bright and cheery looking.  I found some in the "Flowers for Every Season" 6" x 6" pack.  I just love those colors.

The base of my card is a folded half-sheet of Whisper White card stock.  I cut a 4" x 5-1/4" piece of Whisper White card stock and taped it to the card base.

I cut a 2" x 5-1/4" piece of the DSP and taped it to the top of the card.

I die cut the circle by using the second largest "Stitched Circle" die and a regular circle die that was a bit smaller. It fit inside the stitched circle and I die cut them at the same time.  I set this on top of the card so I could see where to place the words.

The words are from the "Framed for You" set and were stamped using black Memento ink. Now these words got a bit thick looking because I had squished the red rubber stamp down too far in my Stamparatus.  I had been working with the clear stamps and they stamp differently than the rubber with foam ones.  Just use gentle pressure, you can always redo it when using the Stamparatus.

I die cut the two loose flowers from the "Many Layered Blossoms" dies.  For the thicker die I used Petal Pink card stock and for the other flower I used Daffodil Delight.  When I used the thinner dies I used Magenta Madness and Bumblebee card stock.  I had added double sided sticky sheet to those two colors before I die cut them.

Then I stamped the two complementary flowers from the "Blossoms in Bloom" set. I used Petal Pink and Daffodil Delight inks to stamp them.  I fussy cut those two flowers out and I cut them just a little bit inside the inked area. You don't have to be real careful cutting because the die cut piece will cover most of it.  I assembled the flowers.  I took a black marker and colored inside the center of each flower.

The leaves were cut using Just Jade card stock and the leaves from the "Many Layered Blossoms" dies. There's two nice sets of leaves in that big die. Pick the one you like and die cut that part only.  I did have to snip a couple of spots and it was ready to go.

I set the die cut circle in place using tiny Dimensionals.

I taped the leaf on and then the flowers were taped in place and the card was done.

Don't you think it's a very bright and cheery card?

Thank you ever SO much for taking the time to stop by today,
Wanda

Saturday, July 25, 2020

July 2020 Paper Pumpkin, Thinking of You Card, Cute Glow Worm Poem

Today I played with the July 2020 Paper Pumpkin kit.  I like most of the Paper Pumpkin kits.  This one is okay. It has 8 rounded corner printed 4" x 5-1/4 pieces in it so I could make 8 cards.  There's also 8 little white paper bags with a fireworks burst die cut into each one. I'm not sure what I will do with those bags. I may put some card stock behind the die cut so the color shows through to the front or I may cover it with some other design and then add a piece of card stock to the inside to hide the die cut.  I'll let you know what I figure out (if I do figure out something to do with them). 

But for today's card I ran with this. When I saw the too stinkin' cute die cut fire flies I knew exactly what I wanted to do. I had done a glow worm/fire fly card 8 years ago (way back in July of 2012) and I opened up my word processor and typed the saying:  "I wish I was a glow worm, A glow worm's never glum. 'Cos how can you be grumpy When sun shines out your bum!"  I printed it out on copier paper to make sure I got he size I needed.  I used size 10.5.  I added a little tape to the die cut white piece that came in the kit and I taped the piece down on top of the copier paper right where I wanted the words to print.  I printed the words and then removed the die cut piece from the copier paper.  It tore the copier paper but it didn't matter, I didn't need that piece.  

I took a folded half-sheet of Pool Party card stock and I taped the pretty image on it.  I think this might be upside down.  Maybe the dark part is the sky and the orange part is the sunset.  It doesn't matter, it's pretty either way.  Try not to put too much thought into it, even tough you can see stars at the bottom!!! LOL  

I taped the vellum die cut jar to the printed piece.  I used snail tape and you can see it through the vellum. So I recommend putting the pieces on top of the card where you want them and then tape where you won't see the tape. 

I set the word piece in place with Dimensionals (that came with the kit) and then I added the fire flies with Dimensionals. 

I added a 4" x 5-1/4" piece of Whisper White card stock to the inside and the card was done.

This was fun to make and I am thinking of making a few more cards like this.  I need to check out Pinterest to see what other's are doing with this kit before I decide to make them all like this one.

Thank you SO much for taking your time to stop by today,
Wanda

Friday, July 24, 2020

Geared Up Garage, World of Good, Masculine Father's Day Card

Today I wanted to play with the new Designer Series Paper (DSP) World of Good but I didn't buy the stamp set that goes with it. I figured I could use the "Geared Up Garage" or the "Sailing Home" set.

The base of my card is a folded half-sheet of Basic Black card stock.  On top of that is the black and copper grid paper from the DSP pack.  I cut it 4" x 5-1/4".  I also cut a strip of the copper foil map DSP from the same pack. I cut it 5-1/4" x 2".  I taped it in the middle of the grid paper.

I stamped the car and the words on Very Vanilla card stock using Early Espresso ink. I die cut them both. I wan't paying attention and I thought it was a birthday image instead of Father's Day.  But it is what it is.

I set the car and the words in place using Dimensionals.

It's a very simple card to make.  I think I'd like to spend more time with color if I were to make this again.

Thank you SO much for stopping by today,
Wanda